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101 Best Waiting Quotes For Those Who Are Impatient

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of waiting quotes you’re in the right place.

Good things often come to those who wait.

In life it’s important to know when to wait and when to take action.

This decision can be critical to your success.

This collection of waiting quotes will help those who are impatient to make the right choices.

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Top 10 Waiting Quotes

If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.

Paulo Coelho
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Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill
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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Paulo Coelho
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Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Thomas A. Edison
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Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.

Seth Godin
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Life is difficult, and if you sit around waiting for the fun to show up, you’ll find yourself going without it more often than not.

Jill Biden
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The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.

Mandy Hale
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Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting.

Henri Nouwen
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More Waiting Quotes

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count. Robert Anthony

You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.

Gary Ryan Blair

While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk. Wendell Johnson

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. Leo Tolstoy

The waiting game is like a gun without a trigger. Kelvin Osaghae

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. Joyce Meyer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be. John Ortberg

Waiting is the rust of the soul.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Patience is learned through waiting. E’yen A. Gardner

Waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding. Neil Gaiman

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I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there. David Mitchell

I would not sit waiting for some value tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime… I would make something happen.

Louis L’Amour

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died. George W. Cecil

You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay. Mandy Hale

Never keep long and be waiting. Waiters and quitters have just a slight difference but a common end. Israelmore Ayivor

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.

Edward de Bono

The greatest art is to sit, and wait, and let it come. Harbhajan Singh Yogi

Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: ‘I’m waiting to win the lottery. I’m waiting to fall in love’. For me, as a child, it was Christmas. At least that eventually came. Ian Mckellen

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There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek

How much of human life is lost in waiting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. Jules Renard

All good things come to those who wait. Paullina Simons

You don’t get everything all at once. You wait. Elizabeth Berg

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.

Oscar Wilde

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? Stephen Levine

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. Craig Bruce

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Waiting is not always a bad thing; it can bring its own joy -the thrill of anticipation. David Jeremiah

One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God.

Oswald Chambers

There’s two times of the year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season. Darius Rucker

Waiting is not wasting. It is a strategy for champing for greater things. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

And sure enough even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough. William Faulkner

Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.

I Ching

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. Joseph Campbell

Waiting’s exhausting. Toba Beta

Inspirational Waiting Quotes

I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting. Robert Falcon Scott

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.

J. G. Holland

Waiting is still an occupation. It is having nothing to wait for that is terrible. Cesare Pavese

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed. Gian Carlo Menotti

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You cant force someone to care, you can only sit and wait till everything catches up to them and when it finally does maybe then they’ll realize what they lost. Nishan Panwar

I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see how great it will get!

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. Fran Lebowitz

Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful… José N. Harris

I want to do things scuba diving, sky diving, seeing the world. I’m an avid supporter of living life to its fullest and not always waiting for tomorrow.

Teri Polo

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Rainer Maria Rilke

After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. Chuck Palahniuk

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Our waiting is not nothing. It is something — a very big something — because people tend to be shaped by whatever it is they are waiting for. Barbara Brown Taylor

Waiting time is not wasting time. Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.

Henri Nouwen

Good things come to those who wait, Better things come to those who try. Nishan Panwar

Time felt slower when we do nothing but wait. Toba Beta

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself. Marianne Williamson

I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.

John Mason Brown

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. J. B. Priestley

Waiting is a form of passive persistence. Ogwo David Emenike

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Don’t wait to be hunted to hide, that was always my motto. Samuel Beckett

If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.

Win Borden

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. A. A. Milne

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act. Paulo Coelho

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

You don’t waste your entire life waiting to go back to dust.

Reba McEntire

All things come to him who waits provided he knows what he is waiting for. Woodrow T. Wilson

Quotes About Waiting

You have to imagine a waiting that is not impatient because it is timeless. R.S. Thomas

The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes.

Charles Spurgeon

There’s no such thing as failure just waiting for success. John Osborne

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. Matthew Arnold

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If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. Morris West

Nothing’s going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it.

Zoe Kazan

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Eden Phillpotts

A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be. Steven Brust

Waiting turns men into bears in a barn and women into cats in a sack. Robert Jordan

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.

Melody Beattie

Waiting is one of the great arts. Margery Allingham

Don’t wait for your ship to come in swim out to it. Jerry Smith

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But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for. Anna Neagle

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.

Tom Stoppard

Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Susan Sontag

There is nothing to be gained by waiting for a better situation. You see where you are and you do what you can with that. Jacob K. Javits

The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you cookies. Criss Jami

Sitting on my butt waiting on opportunities won’t do me any good.

Amber Liu

Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life. Victor Hugo

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. Lemony Snicket

Spread your wings today. Why wait? Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

Charles Richter

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Morihei Ueshiba

The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone. Karen Salmansohn

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

Elizabeth Taylor

Most of us are waiting. We’re waiting for something interesting to happen. And I think we’re going to wait forever if we don’t do something more interesting with our lives. Donald Miller

Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed. Mary Gordon

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of waiting quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

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